Friday, June 7th, 2013 and Saturday, June 8th, 2013
doors 6:30pm | screening 7:30pm | Q+A to follow
$20.00 in advance | $25.00 at the door (19+ to attend) Discounted online rate of $10.00 for students and staff.
The Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive, Vancouver (BC)
To purchase tickets, please visit our online form here:
https://lotusevents.wufoo.com/forms/sign-painters-copy-discount. Tickets are available online while supplies last and the discount can only be applied to new purchases.
Love typography and the handmade movement? Lotus Events is excited to celebrate the tradition and the time honoured art of sign painting by hosting the Canadian premiere of the documentary, the Sign Painter Movie by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon on June 7+8 at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver.
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, banners, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. Even Vancouver has a rich history of ghost signs throughout the city and with hand-lettered windows such as those at RainierProvisions, Old Faithful Shop, and Harvest Community Foods to name a few.
Like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The art of the hand painted sign has been replaced with the homogenous three-colour banner and LED screen. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories ofmore than 2 dozen sign painters in North America (primarily in the US) including Vancouver based sign painter, John Lennig.